Sustainability in the Maldives

Sustainability in the Maldives

Sustainable Resorts in the Maldives

The Maldives is one of the world’s maritime treasures, thriving in a beautiful yet fragile environment. At Crown & Champa Resorts, we are committed to raising awareness and educating both our associates and guests on ways to be more mindful of the natural environment. We recognize our impact and responsibility towards our planet for present and future generations.

We believe that taking care of the environment is a collective responsibility, and now more than ever, each of us must take action to help protect and conserve our shared home. Here are various sustainable efforts our Maldives resorts are implementing while providing exceptional holiday experiences to our guests.

Kudadoo Private Island The ultra-luxury Kudadoo Private Island was designed and built from all-natural materials, and its operations run entirely on solar power. The resort’s central hub, known as The Retreat, houses an exclusive spa and wellness center and features a photovoltaic roof covered with almost a thousand solar panels, generating 300kW of electricity.

Solar-Powered Resorts The five-star Hurawalhi Island Resort, the adults-only Komandoo Island Resort, the vibrant Kuredu Island Resort, and the affordable Innahura Maldives Resort have also installed solar panels to harness energy from the sun, significantly reducing carbon emissions.

Veligandu Maldives The secluded island paradise of Veligandu Maldives has implemented efficient lighting in villas and public areas, with about 97% of its light bulbs replaced with energy-saving LED lamps. Additionally, it has a desalination plant that produces approximately 164,980 liters of potable water daily for guest and staff consumption.

Kuredu Island Resort The family-friendly Kuredu Island Resort proudly displays colorful, electric-powered scooters and shuttle club cars for staff and guest use, minimizing the impact on air pollution.

Waste Management

Greener measures have been implemented at our resorts to decrease single-use plastics that can end up in the ocean and harm delicate marine life. All our resorts have replaced plastic water bottles with reusable glass ones and use special linen bags instead of non-biodegradable plastic. Additionally, plastic straws have been removed from our restaurants and bars, providing guests with eco-friendly alternatives.

Our properties are taking numerous steps to prevent plastic waste, including:

  • Buffet restaurants offering dispensers instead of individually-portioned butter in plastic containers.
  • Minibars now stocked with carbonated drink glass bottles, reducing plastic usage.
  • Toiletries in villas and spas provided by Healing Earth, a world-renowned industry leader for luxury amenities that are organic and biodegradable.

Marine Life Conservation

Kagi Maldives Spa Island Kagi Maldives Spa Island, the Maldives’ only resort for relaxed luxury and lifestyle retreats, has established a coral nursery program where 15 coral fragments are growing in a well-monitored environment and will be transported and secured back onto the reef in the future.

Vilamendhoo Maldives The famed dive resort of Vilamendhoo Maldives in the South Ari Atoll offers eco-conscious diving and snorkeling excursions that educate guests on the importance of protecting the marine ecosystem.

Many of our properties work closely with the Manta Trust, a UK-based non-profit organization dedicated to conserving manta rays and their habitat, and the Olive Ridley Project, which protects sea turtles in the Indian Ocean through research, education, and rehabilitation.

Sustainable Supplies

Meeru Island Resort & Spa Meeru Island Resort & Spa, one of the Maldives’ most expansive resort islands, features ‘Meeru Garden,’ a sustainable garden developed to meet the needs of its kitchen operations and provide fresh ingredients and organic produce. Guests can join the ‘Nature and Vegetation Exploration’ tour to learn how the resort grows fruit and vegetables and preserves the natural surroundings.

Komandoo Island Resort Komandoo Island Resort, the leading adults-only resort in the Maldives, sources fish directly from local fishermen, supporting their livelihood and contributing to the local economy.